Game 4 of their series will take place at Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Guardians.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped eight out of their past nine games and are 37-55 on the year. Detroit has fallen behind 4-0, 6-5, and 10-0 in each of the first three games of this series. This season, the pitching staff in Detroit has a 4.15 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a.245 opponents’ batting average. The Tigers’ offence has 288 runs scored while hitting for a.229 average and getting on base.286 percent of the time. For the Tigers this year, Javier Baez is batting.213 with nine home runs and 35 RBI. Tyler Alexander, who has tossed 30.1 innings this year and has a record of 2-3, 4.45 ERA, and 1.38 WHIP, is predicted to start for Detroit.
The Cleveland Guardians have won five of their last seven games and have a record of 46-44 this year. Cleveland and the White Sox split a four game series before winning the first three games of this one. The Cleveland pitching staff has an opponent batting average of.240, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 3.87 ERA. The Guardians’ offence has produced 391 runs this season while batting at a.249 average and.314 on-base percentage. For the Guardians this year, Jose Ramirez is batting.288 with 19 home runs and 75 RBIs. Shane Bieber, who has pitched 105.2 innings this season and has a record of 4-5, 3.24 ERA, and 1.13 WHIP, is expected to start for Cleveland.
Detroit was completely lifeless on Saturday as they were defeated 10-0 and completely overpowered from beginning to end. Detroit is hobbling into the All-Star break after losing eight of its last nine games. On the other hand, Cleveland has won five of their previous seven games and is only 2.5 games behind the Twins for first place in the AL Central. Shane Bieber, who has started four of his previous five games and has given up three runs or less, will start for Cleveland. Tyler Alexander will start for Detroit on Sunday as part of a bullpen game.
Free Pick: Cleveland Guardians